Excellent PhD Position in Collective Robotics (University of Konstanz, Germany)

We have an open PhD position, fully funded, in Collective Robotics at the University of Konstanz, Germany within the world’s finest research environment for collective behavior.

This position is part of the Excellence Cluster Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour with tight links to the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior.

The successful applicant will join the Cyber-physical Systems research group headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Hamann (https://cps.uni-konstanz.de/) at the University of Konstanz. The working language is English.

This position is part of the research project Division of Labor in Robot Swarms with Minimize Surprise, where we use methods of active inference to provoke collective robot behaviors, here with focus on division of labor and task allocation in mobile multi-robot systems (simulated and real hardware). As a member of Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, you will have the opportunity to contribute to modern research in collective robotics, to work in one of the best research environments for collective behavior, and to interact with the global research community. More information about the project can be found here: https://www.exc.uni-konstanz.de/collective-behaviour/research/structure/c-comoutional-methods/division-of-labor-in-robot-swarms-with-minimize-surprise/

The city of Konstanz is located in the far South of Germany right at the border to Switzerland. The region is famous for its extremely high touristic quality: Lake of Constance & nearby Alps. Zürich is just an hour away.

The start date is April 17th, 2023 or earlier by agreement. The position is initially available until Dec 31, 2025.

We look forward to receiving your application, consisting of a cover letter explaining your motivation, curriculum vitæ, copies of degrees, and, if applicable, list of publications, until Feb 19, 2023 via

Reference Number 2023/040